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Low volume problems

by georgeeast / October 10, 2013 4:09 AM PDT

I've just bought a new MP3 (a goji) and find the playback volume is far too low for me to hear with the slightest extraneous noise. I am 70 and half deaf in one ear (ex radio DJ) but my wife, who has great hearing, cannot hear the playback when using in-ear 'phones. The salient point is that I only listen to speech BBC podcasts or downloads of talk programmes or old radio shows. My previous Archos was perfect, but that model is out of production and the new one and several other MP3s I have bought in the past are direly low. I know all about Euro agreements on sound levels and I am not some youngster wanting to let others in the train carriage share his headphone music. I have read many complaints about the low level of BBC podcasts, and please don't tell me about getting a good set of over-ear noise-excluding headphones as I have the best. My (eventual) question is, is there any way of increasing the volume of my downloaded stuff? And if I do, would that increase the playback level from my MP3? As I said, my last machine was fine, but there is no way (and I have asked the question of every major retailer) of checking if the volume on any MP3 is sufficient without buying it and putting some BBC downloads on it.

Thanks in anticipation

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Which is why folk look at things like at link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 10, 2013 5:04 AM PDT
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Low MP3 volume problems
by georgeeast / October 10, 2013 5:29 PM PDT

Blimey. Looks like exactly what I need, Bob! All those years running a radio station and I had never heard of a headphones amplifier. Mind you, in the 70s we did not need them and playing The Nice at max output from the desk is why I am deaf in one ear. Thanks so much

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